Red Leaf Salad with Grapefruit

Recipe 10 minPreparation Time 0 minCooking Time
Red Leaf Salad with Grapefruit

Red Leaf Salad with Grapefruit

10 minPreparation Time 0 min Cooking Time

About this Recipe

This salad shows how powerful a variety of flavors and textures can be in achieving a salad that is much more than the sum of its parts. And let’s not forget color — if you can get pink grapefruit, it will look extra beautiful against the burgundy leaves. The dressing is just oil and vinegar, since the fruit, nuts, and onions all contribute a lot.

The Benefits

Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties that can provide protection to the body’s immune system. Almonds are a significant source of vitamin E; studies have connected increased consumption of the vitamin with reduced rates of heart disease, among other benefits.


Serves 4
  • 1 cup (195 g) small grapefruit chunks, no peel or pith (from 1 grapefruit)
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) almond slices, toasted
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) thinly sliced red onions
  • 1½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 8 cups (170 g) gently torn red leaf lettuce (from 1 head)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Step 1
    In a large bowl, gently mix the grapefruit, almond, and onions with the oil and vinegar. Gently toss the lettuce in the mixture and divide between 4 plates. Season to taste.